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JCM47 said...

Jay - I appreciate your thorough response to my comments. I still stand by them, but I respect your opinion.

Hometownhero - My comments about the Lady Mocs were not disrespectful. (The only thing disrespectful was your suggestion that I am John's mother.) It's true that their roster is far superior to the other teams in the conference and they should beat the rest of the league consistently, which they do. It's not like Wes does anything particularly complicated with them strategically. They rarely press or change defenses and the offense is pretty vanilla. But it all works because they have a great roster. On the other hand, John mixes things up offensively and defensively with the Mocs, using a lot of defenses and presses, while also running a good variety of offensive sets. He just hasn't had the good fortune of recruits panning out like they should. We just need that one superstar to sign with the program to turn things around. (Where was Davidson before they lucked into Curry?) You just never know when those lucky signings will re-ignite the program (i.e Gerald Wilkins, BJ Coleman)

March 15, 2013 at 11:33 p.m.
JCM47 said...

Hey Jomo, that's the type of response someone gives when they've lost the argument.

You really think UTC could bring in a bigger name that Tommy Brown for the $150K that they have? Don't think so.

March 12, 2013 at 2:03 p.m.
JCM47 said...

Jay: Looking forward to your comments on Friday.

Biff: Would you rather rent another coach like Lebo? How well did that work out for us? We've got a man in place that cares more about kids and the program than anyone we've ever had.

And, in the worst possible time for a poll to have positive results for John concerning a coaching change (right after a huge season-ending first-round tourney loss) the numbers are still close to 50/50 in favor of status quo. How do you explain that?

March 12, 2013 at 1:58 p.m.
JCM47 said...

Also, the polls from last year and this year about Coach Shulman show that the fans aren't lined up with the local sportswriters. Last year's poll was 58% in John's favor and this year's poll is remarkably close considering that the team just suffered a heartbreaking loss to end the season. Even in this tough time for the Mocs, your poll just doesn't support your claim that the support for Coach isn't there.

Why is this paper so against him? When the Mocs pull off a good win, it's usually buried on page 8. If they suffer a tough loss.....you can bet it's on page 1.

Maybe when our own paper starts supporting our own city's university instead of bowing down to an orange city the very same size as our own things will get better?

March 11, 2013 at 9:43 p.m.
JCM47 said...

John is an excellent coach. So is Wes Moore. What if each had coached the other man's team this year? Does anyone really think Wes would have had the male Mocs at the top of the heap in the SouCon? No. He wouldn't.

The Mocs roster is not in the class of the likes of CofC, Davidson, or Elon. The roster has no point guard, a center who, though a really nice guy, has one move which rarely works (jump hook), limited perimeter shooting, etc..(the roster of the Sweet 16 team that beat UGA and ILLINOIS included 4 STARTERS WHO WERE JUCO PLAYERS!)

Now let's ask the other question. If John were coaching the Lady Mocs, would he have taken them to the Big Dance today like Wes did? Most likely, the answer is yes. The Lady Mocs' roster is far superior to every other team in the conference and that is the main reason why they are so consistently good.

Of course, the real question is: WHY DOES ANYONE OTHER THAN THE CHANCELLOR OR THE AD AT UTC THINK THAT THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECLARE THAT SOMEONE ELSE SHOULD BE FIRED FROM THEIR JOB? I recognize that this type of behavior has become the norm. But....it's wrong.

March 11, 2013 at 9:30 p.m.
JCM47 said...

John is an excellent coach. So is Wes Moore. What if each had coached the other man's team this year? Does anyone really think Wes would have had the male Mocs at the top of the heap in the SouCon? No. He wouldn't.

The Mocs roster is not in the class of the likes of CofC, Davidson, or Elon. The roster has no point guard, a center who, though a really nice guy, has one move which rarely works (jump hook), limited perimeter shooting, etc.......

Now let's ask the other question. If John were coaching the Lady Mocs, would he have taken them to the Big Dance today like Wes did? Most likely, the answer is yes. The Lady Mocs roster is far superior to every other team in the conference and that is the main reason why they are so consistently good.

Of course, the real question is: WHY DOES ANYONE OTHER THAN THE CHANCELLOR OR THE AD AT UTC THINK THAT THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECLARE THAT SOMEONE ELSE SHOULD BE FIRED FROM THEIR JOB? I recognize that this type of behavior has become the norm. But....it's wrong.

March 11, 2013 at 9:24 p.m.
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